dbus: Proposed relicense to MIT/X11

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Thu Sep 13 12:48:55 PDT 2007

Ryan Lortie wrote:
>This combination of licences prevents some free software applications
>from legally using dbus.  A very simple example is GPLv3 applications
>(GPL versions 2 and 3 are incompatible).  There are other examples as

That's a fallacy.

GPLv3 applications can use D-Bus because it's licensed "GPL version 2 or 
any later version". The only file not to be licensed like that is 
dbus-md5.c, which is licensed under a BSD-like very liberal license. (I'm 
not counting test programs)

I find nothing wrong with the initiative as a license-cleanup, but the 
email is misleading. It exaggerates the need to change.

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